We always begin these things saying “what to say about Scottie…?”
He is my twin, plays like a beast and is a great dude. If you didn’t know he and his team were champions of AHBPC12-Perth, holding the trophy over their heads for their home crowd.
Scotties bike choice has alwas facinated me, from his breakless Charge plug with a Mishka Eye disc cover, to a 26 front 700 rear abomination of a polo bike. This bike (piece of sexiness) is the culimantion of months of work and planning. I am stoked to get a good look at it.
If I didn’t have a girlfriend, and the bike wasn’t in Perth I would probably sleep with it… Scottie, your bike is that awesome!
Here is Lookin at Scotties Bits (finally!):
Owner: Scott D’Mello
Frame/Fork: Marino custom!
Headset: odyssey headset.
Bars/stem: Volume thrasher trickster bars 1.5″ rise I think… Odyssey v3 stem
Grips/Bar ends: Black Oury grips. No bar ends, should probably get some before I injure someone.
Seat/Post: Sadio pivotal seat with a odyssey convertible pivotal seat post
Pedals: Odyssey twisted pedals to BO gear straps! The best straps ever!
Cranks/BB: Profile 165mm titanium 48 spline, profile titanium, 19mm internal euro bb.
Sprocket: 30t Sadio 48 spline.
Brakes: Paul motolite v brakes front and rear. Paul dual pull leaver. Some standard shimano brake cables.
Front Wheel/Tyre: Profile titanium 48h hub to 26″ salsa gordo rims with 1.9 26″ continental town and county tyres
Rear Wheel/Tyre: Same as above.. But with a 18t white industries trials freewheel!
Why did you choose this bike?
I chose this bike, because I was looking for a custom polo bike, and marino was the best I found, and right in my price range. I also love the look of triple triangle frames with the curvy seat posts so I fell in love with it right away. Its my dream bike. Also the frame weighs a fair bit less then my old charge.
How long have you played on this bike for? Have you played on anything else?
I’ve been playing on this frame for 3 weeks now. and I’m in love with it. it’s perfect. fast, tight, and quick around corners. i used to play on a charge plug, with a leaf fork, and a mixture of parts. the thing was falling apart, wheels buckled, brakes rubbing/ not even working. it was time to retire it and step up.
What are the best things about your bike?
WHERE DO I BEGIN!? straight away the brakes actually stop me. the freewheel engages faster. the turing on it is quicker. its lighter for max bunny hops! the wheels are strong as fuck and actually true. (for now)! oh i could go on and on! but i won’t.
What are the worst things about your bike? What would you change?
It needs more stickers! And a BO gear top tube pad! and fatter tyres, oh and cleats so i can actually beat ned in the joust -.-
Who did you get to build the wheels?
Liberty Cycles in Perth built the wheels for me. They were great to deal with, and did an amazing job. They had them finished same day I dropped them off. So I was on the court straight away! Liberty were one of our major sponsors for the 2012 nationals. Great bunch of guys, friendly and helpful. If you are ever in Perth you should drop by and buy some shit!
Photo credit: Marty Dardy and Derren Hall
By Ollie Wykeham
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